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Dec. 22, 2006
CyberLink Launches PowerDVD Ultra for Playback of HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Taipei, Taiwan----December 22, 2006----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, today launched the HD DVD and Blu-ray version of its industry-defining movie player software, PowerDVD. Featuring optimized hardware acceleration for graphics processors, and compatibility with leading HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives, PowerDVD Ultra delivers the ultimate high-definition movie experience on both desktop and notebook computers.

New features for PowerDVD Ultra include:

  • Support for HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback on leading drives, including the Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD external drive

  • Playback of high-definition Hollywood movie content

  • Optimized performance for playback of high-definition video content on graphics cards featuring NVIDIA PureVideo, ATI Avivo, and Intel Clear Video technology

  • Support for new next-generation disc features, like Picture-in-Picture movie mode, networking, interactive BD-J and iHD features, bookmarks, and advanced disc navigation

  • High-definition audio with support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD technologies

  • 6.1-channel surround sound, ensuring compatibility with home theater audio systems, and audio expansion of up to 8 channels

  • Support for double-layer HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

  • Conformance to the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) specifications for the playback of premium content through DVI and HDMI connectors

  • Support for BUS Protection ensures premium content protection via VGA systems.

PowerDVD Ultra also offers leading player features:

  • Say-it-Again – one-click DVD dialog looping

  • Read-it-Clearly – moveable DVD subtitles

  • See-it-All – automatically activated DVD time stretching for when mobile PCs run low on power

  • Power-saving settings for notebooks and an onscreen battery meter

  • Five control modes, a choice of skins and interface colors

  • UPnP media player support.

"CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra prepares consumers for the huge next wave of PC-based entertainment: high-definition content delivered on HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "In doing so CyberLink is offering a totally new experience, with even more ways to access and interact with movie content, as well as new support for audio technologies that help users maximize use of their home theater audio hardware."

Product Availability
CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra English version is available online, and the following languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), German, French, Italian, Korean, and Spanish, will be launched next week.

  • CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra USD 99.95/Euro 99.99

For more information, please visit: http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/products/main_112_ENU.html


About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs. Backed by a group of high caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. Today, CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink Software Solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs, Digital Home entertainment, Mobile TV and eHRD solutions. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at http://www.cyberlink.com



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